This video from @johnkennedyvaughan founder of @shieldsofstrength is so true! ... How to know when the person you love is a good fit for life. We all know how to love to be loved. The problem is, that's not love it's manipulation. So pay attention to how they treat others. Especially how they treat people they don't like, or people they feel owe them something. Because the day is coming that's how they treat you, or maybe even worse. We all mess up, but when they mess up and when we mess up, do they or we truly repent. If not, we are only headed for disaster. Really if you boil it all down to the root, the question is, do they really love Jesus so much they will humble themselves to all truth no matter what. And will you do the same? If so, you have a life-long relationship that will only grow stronger. If not, you may be headed for destruction. #shieldsofstrength#jesuschrist#godsword#love#yourdecision#yourdestiny#strongrootsstronglife#lovinglife#choosingyourspouse#marriage
Sometimes the darkness threatens to overwhelm you. The darkness and its emotions may come in ten foot waves... but the Bible often uses this phrase, “hold fast”. Hold fast to what is good (among other commands), but above all, I implore you, hold fast to His Word when emotions tempt you to turn away from Him. God is faithful and loving to the point of death on the cross. No matter the circumstance, He has a perfect plan for you. . “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,” 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 ESV . #corinthians#holdfast#scripture#godsword#bible#christian
Life principles to live by, day 20 : In the daily disappointments that threaten to consume your emotional resources and deflect your attention away from the Lord, you have real hope and a real choice for joy and abundant living in Christ. Circumstances don’t control you; you can be let by the Spirit. You never have to be the victim of your feelings. You can choose to look to God, listen, learn, and move ahead. And as you do, the wounded places in your heart and the scars of old disappointments will melt away in God’s restoring love. He does have blessings for you, more than you can imagine. Let go of disappointments and of the fear of hoping and trusting again. God holds your future in His hands, and you will never lose by looking forward to what He has in store. . "Beautiful Lord, wonderful saviour I know for sure, all of my days are held in Your hands Crafted into Your perfect plan" . #charlesstanley#godsword#dailyencouragement#worship#disappointments#pottershand#discouragement#lifeprinciples#christiangirl#bible#faith#thepottershand#darlenezschech#hillsong#biblereadingplan#day20
In Revelation and Isaiah we see angels who's job it is to worship God. ... In both accounts all we hear them saying is "holy holy holy" as if nothing more can be said about God. Nothing more can truly be a form of worship to Him. ... It's funny to me that so little worship in modern Christianity seems to focus on God's holiness. So many worship songs seem to be more about me and what God can do for me than who God is. ... His holiness is so much bigger and more important than me and how I feel. ... I'm not saying that the worship songs we sing are bad, or even somehow not real worship, but I do think there is an important element missing in many of them. Something that even the angels can't seem to help but cry out.